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Brother MFC-495CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Brother MFC-495CW. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the noise and reliability. The performance and price are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the paper handling. Some have doubts about the durability.

usability, price, performance, reliability, noise


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-495CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Brother MFC-495CW from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Comments about the noise and reliability are generally positive. The performance and price also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the multifunction. Many are critical about the durability.

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-495CW Inkjet Color Multifunction Center with Wireless Networking for the Small Office/Home Office

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta (

Brother MFC-495CW


While this all-in-one has lots to offer, it's marred by slow speed, annoying quirks, and merely average print and image quality.

Stylish and compact; great interface; good scans

Slow; convoluted paper tray; draft mode prints light

Like that beautiful blind date, we wanted to fall in lasting love with this attractive-looking SOHO multifunction printer. But, alas, the Brother MFC-495CW exhibited enough flaws on our tests for us to put aside its phone number

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Sarah Meyer (

Brother MFC-495cw review


The 15-sheet Automatic Document Feeder is located on top of the scanner for unattended scanning, copying or faxing. Adjustable paper clamps allow for use of various types of paper

Great design, rotating LCD ; Excellent print/photo quality ; Good features ; Decent price

Slower than advertised print speeds ; Output tray ; Only manual duplexing

That doesn't mean the print speeds were horrible, but I expected more from this printer since it was advertised the MFC-495cw could print up to 35 ppm in fast mode. The fastest the MFC-495cw ever printed during my tests was at a rate of 15 ppm; on par...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: EAKF (

John" is comparing apples to oranges


I bought this exact printer at a popular brick and mortar store a while ago and it hasn't failed me yet. I've used all the functions on it and it performs quite well. The ink cartridges are a tad small but they are really easy to replace and I don't...

Wired or wireless connection ; Compact design ; Easy setup ; Decent picture quality ; Colour display panel ; Multi sheet scan and fax

Ink cartridges are on the small side ; Doesn't duplex, but not expected to at this price

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Aegis (

So far so good...


Network installation worked without a glitch on XP, Vista and Windows 7

Installation is a little harder on Ubuntu (Linux)... but this is of no concern for Windows users

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Worry Free


Order got messed up because of the visa verification but no bad on Newegg's part. Its wonderful that they brought back movies to the Egg, they were sorely missed :)

Easy setup. Separate ink cartridges for different colors (money saver). Performs as advertised

Black ink seems to run out quickly. I guess the cartridge is a bit small. The paper tray does not slide in and out smoothly and comfortably. This might cause undue friction and damage. There may be some type of tray lubricant that would improve insertion

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: PrinterHunter (

Good for the price- WAY BETTER THAN HP


Setup for Windows 7 was an addon Still Way better than any HP. Be Smart don't buy HP!

Wireless/Wired Eithernet connectivity ; Fax/Copy/Scan/Print all in one ; Excellent Ink Cartridge Design - 4 seperate colors - Ease of Ink Cartridge Install ; Low unit Design for small spaces ; Good Paper Feed and tray Design ; Much better Ink Design...

Noisy to operate, not good for a professional office ; Ethernet and USB wired connecters are in a very unusual place inside lift up case ; Complex Paper tray design/ But works good ; Cheap Black Plastic Trim leaves white finger prints

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: John (

Very unecomonical, nothing too stunning.


It's horridly uneconomical, which is why it's a multi-function printer at such a low price. Buyer Beware, it's gonna cost you in the long run. Your better off looking at some of the models HP is offering right now that actually compete with Laser...

Decent picture quality, excellent scanner, loaded with features

I have the non-wireless version of the same model. It is extremely uneconomical, I left it on and didn't use it for a month while I was gone, it was not used by anyone, but the self cleaning alone brought my 60% cartridges to empty in a one month...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: TIMBALES (




Compact Design","Easy Setup","Easy To Use","Fast Operation","Great Print Quality","Reliable

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Don (

Good Value


This is an excellent all in one printer for the average user. Ink cartridges are seperated so you only replace what is consumed. Convienent, easy set up. Good quality print and photo replication especially when using photopaper. Nice feature is photo...

Cleaning cycle consumes ink so if this unit sits idle for extended periods have an extra set of cartridges available

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Todd (



DONY BUY IT!!! you will regret it obviously these reviews on here are stacked. If you really want to know the reputation of this printer look on cnet reviews.

Easy to install wireless

Everything, Requires 4 different ink cartridges all of which must be full just to print black. Did not recognize any ink cartridges after initial fill ,constantly self cleaning and wasting all the ink. It does not work at all after putting just about...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

The MFC-495cw is a feature rich all-in-one printer, copier, scanner and fax. The flexible wireless (802.11b/g) or wired (Ethernet) network interfaces enable sharing with multiple computers on a network. The 3.3" widescreen color LCD display enables you to edit or enhance your photos and has easy to read help menus.


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:23ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:20ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Scanner / Printer / Fax / Copier
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):2500impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):35ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):28ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi